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Re: margins, ems and context

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:01:51 -0800
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To: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@gtalbot.org, Niels Matthijs <niels.matthijs@internetarchitects.be>, W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2011/1/25 "GĂ©rard Talbot" <www-style@gtalbot.org>:
>> And as pointed out by Anton Prowse, why would horizontal margins dependent
>> on the font size of the containing block be useful?
>
> Why not? I do it myself. This is what we will do if we are discouraged
> from using pt. I thought people on the list thought that we should do
> percentage- and em-based designs.

You should create scalable designs.  That doesn't always mean using em or %.

~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 19:02:43 GMT

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